Care with Chris

When it comes to women’s reproductive health, a high level of care and expertise is needed.

Whether you need specialist care for a complex condition such as endometriosis or PCOS, or more general services such as cervical screening, contraceptive advice or management of painful periods, I can help you. I have many years of experience diagnosing and treating the full range of gynaecology problems.

My special interest is laparoscopy, a complex surgical procedure that I have performed hundreds of times. I also perform hysteroscopy and a number of other procedures.

Given that I have 14 years of training and many years of practice, you can feel confident that you are in highly experienced and capable hands.

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Patient journey

Here's what to expect on your journey with Chris.
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Referral information

You’ll need a referral letter from your GP before you book an appointment.

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Make an appointment

Your consultation can take place at my main consulting suites at Epworth Freemasons Private Hospital in East Melbourne or at the Mercy Hospital for Women in Heidelberg.
Book online here.

1st appointment
First appointment

During this consultation, I’ll take a thorough history and perform a medical examination. Sometimes blood tests and scans will be necessary at this appointment. This appointment will take around 30 minutes.

Treatment options
Treatment options

We’ll have a comprehensive discussion about the treatment options available for your specific condition, so you can make an informed decision. The treatment recommended for you will depend on your condition and whether you are planning a pregnancy soon.

Urgent care
Urgent care

For urgent matters, call my rooms on 9418 8299 during business hours or my paging service on 9387 1000 after hours. For emergencies, go to the emergency department at Epworth Richmond.

Useful information

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Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a condition that affects women. It can cause pain in the lower part of the belly and trouble getting

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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and fertility

PCOS is a common condition that affects women in their reproductive years.

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Laparoscopy

A laparoscopy is a procedure to examine the appearance of the outside surfaces of the uterus, tubes, ovaries and lining

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Hysteroscopy

A hysteroscopy is a procedure to examine the inner lining of the uterus, performed using a long thin telescope.

Operations

If you require surgery, I’ll perform it at Epworth Freemasons or Epworth Hawthorn, depending on which hospital is most suitable for your procedure.

Have a question on your mind?

You're not alone. Read up on some commonly asked questions.

What is a gynaecologist?

A gynaecologist is a doctor who specialises in women’s health and the female reproductive system (vagina, uterus and ovaries).

Should I see a gynaecologist if my period is irregular?

Having an irregular or infrequent period doesn’t necessarily mean there is anything wrong, but you should always see a gynaecologist for an assessment as it can be a sign of a condition such as PCOS or other hormone imbalances.

What do I need to bring to my appointment?

Bring a current referral from your GP, your Medicare card, your health insurance details and any test or scan results (e.g. blood tests and ultrasounds).

How often should I have a cervical screening test?

Unless a healthcare professional has advised otherwise, you should have a cervical screening test every 5 years.

Find out more about the recent changes to the cervical screening program.

Do you insert the Implanon and IUDs?

Yes, I perform the procedures for a range of different contraception options, including the Implanon, Mirena and copper IUD. Read my guide to your contraceptive options.

 

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Helpful resources

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